• Talisa Lauray

Covered

September of 2019 was the last time I blogged. I became discouraged about writing. I didn't think that I was good enough to write. Honestly, I'm not. God says different and I proudly say, "I'm back!" (Cam Newton voice)

The last couple of years have been filled with ups and downs for me, as I'm sure it's been for everyone. I wrestled with God about continuing to write. I wanted to do something else. I went back to school for medical coding and got my life insurance license, these things aren't wrong. I'm going to continue to do both of these, but I was avoiding what God really wanted me to do. However, I always knew I was covered by Him.

The only way for me to describe how God covered me, and continues to do so, is by using examples. I was cooking a roast with vegetables in my crock pot, every time I stirred I was bothered because I would have to remove the cover. The cover of the crock pot holds the steam in so that the flavor stays in the food. Every time the cover is removed immediately steam is released in the air which also releases flavor from the food into the atmosphere.

God covered me this same way these last couple of years. He kept me covered by keeping His word down in my heart. When I felt discouraged, I was able to use His Word to help me through the dark days. I prayed, fasted, read my Bible, spoke the Word of God over my situation. I released His Word into my atmosphere and things began to change for the better.

Another cover God showed me is the phone protector. My son keeps cracking his screen. He's only thirteen therefore he isn't old enough to work. I told him he has to get a better cover for protection for his phone or he's going to keep breaking it. Of course, he doesn't want to carry a bulky phone cover so he's walking around with a cracked screen. I'm not fixing his phone because he will not put the appropriate cover on it. If I fix it he's just going to crack it again.

What in your life needs fixing by God but He hasn't fixed it yet? Is there something He told you to do first before He fixes it? God is waiting to cover you but you have to be obedient first. He isn't going to give you something you are not ready for. God says, "Obey Me and then I will fix it."

Transparent moment: Starting my blog back has been something I've wrestled with for the past couple of years. I haven't been obedient because I was discouraged. But I know that once I obey God, He will cover me. The discouragement was a distraction keeping me from my purpose, which is to help people through writing. I decree and declare that I'm going to be consistent with writing from this point on, no more distractions. I know through my obedience, God is going to bless you all and myself.

We will all be COVERED by what God is going to do through this blog.



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